Description

This is my first build and my personal build. Not pictured is the HDD (WD Caviar Black) and the GPU.

Any comments or suggestions would be great.

Thank you.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 6 points

Fairly decent job with the build. Cable management could use a little work. My parts critique -

1,000w is only needed if you were planning to do a 3 GPU high end system. That extra money could have upgraded your GPU out of the 660 / ti range which is a very limited card when compared to what the 7950 or even more powerful 670 can do. A 750w quality powersupply is far more than enough to run SLI 670s and overclock both cards plus the CPU.

Here is some information on the limitions of the 660 ti ( and yes they are a big deal when compared to similar priced competing cards ): http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-memory-bandwidth-anti-aliasing,3283.html

Aside from that I'm sure your build runs great, and happy gaming or what ever else it is you do with this machine.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly don't blame him for the cable management. I have that case and it is a ***** to make it look neat in there. It doesn't have grommets or even holes at least. It just has a giant open bar, which is sufficient for getting cables out of the way of airflow, but it still won't look good unless you sit there for three or four hours.

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

indeed, and completely understand that. looks like a job for a big bag of zip ties ;)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Believe me, I know lol. I really regret going with that case instead of the similarly priced Haf XM or the Corsair Vengeance C70.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I got the 1000w for $140 so it was a good deal at the time. I had been jumping around on the GPU for a long time, hence why it wasn't in the original pictures. I finally just pulled the trigger on it.

The case is good for cable management in some aspects and sucks in the rest. I need to clean it up though. I need to spin the back fan and straighten out the rest. Even the zip ties became an issue after a while.

Thanks for the advice though. I think I will be going the 7950 or AMD way in the future if some of the benchmark tests I have seen continue.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, its not perfect but its way better than a $1300 OEM tower!

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Your build is ok, and IamApropos has said all I would say... But I would just like to make it clear so users on this site will stop saying the wrong things-a GPU is the actual Graphics Processing Unit, just like a CPU except it is more of a workhorse and only works on graphics. A GTX 660 would be a GPU, a Graphics card is different because it is the PCB, Cooling System, and GPU. It isn't really that big of an issue, but you should know this in case you ever get into a technical conversation.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build however, I would have gone with a samsung 830 256 gb its $10 cheaper and performs better. (I believe) Also I would have gone with a 750 watt psu for $100 and upgraded the 660ti to a 670. :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I got that SSD for about $160 but even still, next time I will probably go for the Samsung 840 or 840 Pro regardless. I missed out on that. Next time.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

A 1000w psu for a 660ti?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

It was on sale. I had a SeaSonic 650w Gold at first but I got the 1000w CM Gold for the same price.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Overkill on PSU but everything else OK

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management bro. Take good use of it with this acse. It aint that hard.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

I would just say work on your cable management other than that it's a nice build.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

For the prive I think you could've gotten a few better parts but this is still great! How's it runnin for ya so far?

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Awesome. $1800 World of Tanks machine.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

now that is hilarious!

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